Posts published in February 2019

Trump to meet China’s Xi to try to seal trade deal, progress reported

Friday, February 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks. Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said he was optimistic that the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest…

Usakovs should take responsibility for Rigas Satiksme scandal – interior minister

Friday, February 1, 2019

The recent developments related to Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s allegedly corruptive procurement deals are not coincidental and Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) should take responsibility for them, Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV) said in an interview with LNT TV channel this morning. The minister said that Rigas Satiksme has been subsidized with municipal budget funds for years and it has never been clear how this money has been…

Lithuania’s Liberal Movement leader plans to unite liberal forces after election

Friday, February 1, 2019

Eugenijus Gentvilas, leader of the opposition Liberal Movement, say he plans to initiate the unification of liberal forces after the upcoming municipal election. Gentvilas told the Ziniu Radijas news radio on Friday he hopes for good results for the Liberal Movement and expects to win eight mayoral positions and 170 council seats. Thus, the Liberal Movement might become a consolidation nucleus for liberal forces after the election, the party leader…

US General: Polish army would be sacrificed

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, February 1, 2019

On the occasion of receiving the prize of the Great Gala of Polish Business Business Club Leaders, General Ben Hodges spoke on the subject of the Central Communication Port. – The geographical location of Poland is crucial for stability and security in Europe. The effectiveness of the strategy of deterring potential aggression on the part of the Russian Federation depends on a strong and modernized Polish army on land, in…